DO­ING SOME GOOD

Good (UAE) - - RESPONSIBLE DINING - Amit Jha is the head chef at the new healthy cafe Zeste

What was your mo­ti­va­tion in cre­at­ing the menu for Zeste?

We wanted to cre­ate a menu filled with fresh, fast and healthy food. We have used some Asian and Euro­pean flavours as in­spi­ra­tion to cre­ate dishes that are tasty and nu­tri­tional, so ex­pect su­per­food bowls, Kim­chi Bene­dict and Smashed Avo­cado.

How im­por­tant are “or­ganic” and “sus­tain­able” when search­ing out meat, veg­eta­bles and fruits?

our mis­sion is to find the fresh­est, health­i­est and most nu­tri­tious prod­ucts in the mar­ket to cater to the palates of our guests. We do this by sourc­ing the right prod­uct from the right sup­pli­ers in the re­gion.

Has your restau­rant taken any mea­sures to tackle food waste?

We base our or­ders on the fore­casted oc­cu­pancy lev­els in the ho­tel. In ad­di­tion, we also have Happy Hour at our food counter on a daily ba­sis to min­imise the wastage.

And how about plas­tic?

We max­imise our use of eco and biodegrad­able prod­ucts as far as pos­si­ble.

What can peo­ple ex­pect when they come to Zeste for a meal?

fresh, bright and nu­tri­tional food in a re­laxed am­bi­ence. All the dishes are flavour­ful and ap­pe­tiz­ing. our su­per­food bowls in­clude Poke in­spired com­bi­na­tions with sticky black rice, tuna and pick­led gin­ger. our va­ri­ety of drinks in­clude vi­ta­min rich juices, re­fresh­ing iced teas and nour­ish­ing smooth­ies. guests can ex­pect friendly ser­vice and the best cof­fee in town.

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